On being more catholic than protestant, really! - from Roisin, 11th Marchgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Experience into Words : One Thread
While I was sick, I was thinking how much better it would be if I was healthy and able to run around and do my usual string of things, and how really God should be making me better, cause it would be in "his" best interests if I was running about.... :-)
Then I caught myself up and had a good laugh, ha, ha, ha! and a good ponder!
God doesn't care what I do, cause all that matters is I love him. Is that it? Where do I get the balance between being and doing? A bit like Mary and Martha, I see that struggle in myself, trying to prove (to myself, others...?) that I'm worthy... Is there a sense of inadequacy and where does it come from? Does it come from the family, despite the family being the nucleus where we experience unconditional love, supposedly. (Some say that never happens... it's always conditional.)
And there's a beauty of Catholicism... the idea of grace, of being and letting God act on us. Not a "protestant" running around trying to change the world and getting "burn-out".
-- Anonymous, March 11, 2002
Just to say I too always have that problem with Mary and Marthy, though I do think Catholics run round an awful lot as well... I really want to say a word in defence of families. It is very difficult to untie the apron strings from both sides. Remember it's a first for all concerned. If you do put them to the test Roisin ,you'll find their love is unconditional, no question. Rita.
-- Anonymous, March 13, 2002